Woman Dies Following Pedestrian Accident In Downtown Chicago

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Saturday morning (November 21, 2015) in downtown Chicago.  The accident involved a trolley hitting a woman who was walking in a crosswalk.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 10:30 a.m., at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street.  At the time of this pedestrian accident, the woman was crossing the street “with the light” when a trolley, attempting to make a right-hand turn, struck her.

The woman, later identified as Hiromi Hosono, 42, of New York, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead.

An excerpt from the November 22, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Woman dies after being run over by trolley in the Loop“:

The driver of the trolley, a 49-year-old woman, was issued a citation for striking a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the November 22 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman fatally struck by trolley in the Loop” and the November 23 Chicago Tribune article titled “Japanese professor killed by trolley over weekend ‘was someone worth remembering.”


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